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Harvil Road closed for 'foreseeable future' after pair injured in Ickenham bridge crash

A man and a woman remain in hospital as structural work is carried out to repair the damaged bridge between Harefield and Ickenham

Harvil Road is closed off to the public after a car collision between Harefield and Ickenham .

A man and a woman were hospitalised after their car collided with a bridge at the Skip Lane junction.

London's Air Ambulance (LAA) airlifted the woman to hospital after she had to be cut free from the vehicle in Harvil Road by London Fire Brigade (LFB) on Thursday (February 11).

The injured male was treated on the scene by London Ambulance Service and also hospitalised.

Both were treated as a priority and are still currently in hospital.

After the pair were taken to hospital, Metropolitan Police took duty of care of the area and have closed a section of the road while engineering work takes place to repair the damaged bridge.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Harvil Road is still closed between Skip Lane and New Years Green Lane for the foreseeable future".

Police confirmed that 'structural' repairs will need to be carried out before the road could be re-opened.

They were not able confirm how long this would take and put the estimation down to the "speed of the engineers".


Woman airlifted to hospital after Ickenham bridge crash

A man and a woman have been hospitalised after their car collided with bridge between Harefield and Ickenham.

London's Air Ambulance (LAA) airlifted the woman to hospital after she had to be cut free from the vehicle in Harvil Road by London Fire Brigade (LFB) on Thursday (February 11).

The injured male was treated on the scene by London Ambulance Service and also hospitalised.

An LAA spokesperson said: "The London’s Air Ambulance advanced trauma team was dispatched via aircraft to a road traffic collision in Harefield at 11am today.

"Two patients were treated on scene before one was taken by air to The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and the other was taken by road with the London Ambulance Service to St Mary’s Hospital."

London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called at 10.46am and sent multiple resources and treated the incident as a priority.

An LAS spokesperson said: "We sent multiple resources, including HART, an Incident Response Officer and HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service). 

"A female with leg injuries was taken by HEMS to a nearby trauma centre. 

"A male with neck and back injuries was also taken by an ambulance crew to a nearby trauma centre as a priority."

London Fire Brigade confirmed they were called at 10.52am to reports of one motor vehicle in collision with a wall.

The brigade sent three engines and their fire rescue unit and cut the trapped woman free by around 12:08pm.

An LFB spokesperson said: "An injured male was treated on the scene and taken to hospital by LAS.

"A woman was trapped and was released by LFB.

"The duty of care is now with the police.

"One engine was sent from Ruislip, two were sent from Hillingdon and a fire rescue unit attended from Heston".

The Metropolitan Police were still assisting with road closures at 1pm.

Harvil Road was closed at the Skip Lane junction and diversions are in place for the U9 bus service.



Car smashed through signs and furniture outside Ickenham Wetherspoon pub

A team leader at the Wetherspoon pub said she fled the oncoming vehicle before it mounted the pavement and hit outside furniture.

This was the unusual place in which a car was parked outside an Ickenham pub, after it smashed through bollards and a sign.

The silver Ford Focus was wedged outside Wetherspoon pub, The Tichenham Inn, for hours until a recovery vehicle arrived on Wednesday (February 10).

The damaged vehicle caused a stir as passers-by spotted the broken pub furniture surrounding it, in Swakeleys Road.

Kelly Rayner, team leader at The Tichenham Inn, was outside when she saw the car performing a three-point turn near the parade of shops, but it hit another parked car, causing her "run away" in fear.

She said: "I was outside [neighbouring bakery] Wenzel's, saw what happened and ran. It was horrible."

Bakers at Wenzel's, on the shop parade, say they heard an alarming "bang" as they served customers.

In the car's wake were a crushed 'public footpath' sign and smashed furniture outside the front of the pub.

Ms Rayner continued: "The car was revving the whole time. When the driver got out the car was still revving.

"Police were there with him for two hours and the paramedics have seen him too. It's lucky it wasn't a lot worse."

Passers-by helped the shaken-up elderly male driver from the vehicle.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 11.15am to reports of two cars in collision.

"There was one car in collision with a stationary vehicle. There were no injuries."


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